Commercial Underwriter

Closing date
30 Jun 2019
Vacancy location
Reporting to
Team Leader
Purpose of role

Fantastic Opportunity Available, Commercial Underwriter, Harrogate, Permanent, Competitive starting salaries depending on experience, excellent benefits package including contributory company pension, private medical, life assurance along with regular pay reviews.

Main activities and tasks
  • To strive for maximum efficiency, development and profitability
  • Identify & triage of new business enquiries meeting the company’s appetite
  • Identify and seek out additional key risk information required to adequately underwrite and price risks
  • Underwriting of new business in accordance with the company’s underwriting strategy and Underwriting Guide
  • Where required, and depending on business needs, underwriting of existing business in accordance with the company’s underwriting strategy and underwriting guide
  • Working with business development team to achieve business growth in accordance with targets
  • Processing policy amendments
  • Resolution of queries from clients, other team members etc
  • Resolution of accounts queries
  • Identify own training needs and communicate requirements to line manager
  • Work in accordance with personal Underwriting Licence
  • Work in accordance with company’s service standards
Required skills and experience
  • Previous underwriting experience
  • Awareness and understanding of Compliance rules
  • Awareness and understanding of the FCA Rules and how to comply with them
  • A sound knowledge of Rural’s policy documentation and wording
  • Application of underwriting skill and judgment
  • A working knowledge of market wordings and products.
  • A working knowledge of the law as it relates to insurance
  • A good understanding of the broker environment and broker relationships
  •  Agricultural /commercial underwriting experience, or experience of dealing with agricultural/commercial products in a broking environment
  • Ability to write in plain English and avoid unnecessary use of jargon
  • An ability to understand and anticipate customer needs
  • An ability to work accurately and consistently
  • A high level of numeracy
  • An ability to gain maximum benefit from strong negotiation skills
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Customer Focus
  • Developing Self and others

Come and join our award winning company, This is an exciting role which will provide a wealth of experience for the right candidate and help you develop a long term rewarding career within our business. Don’t Delay Apply Today!


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